If any brand knows how to keep us guessing it’s Tata Naka, I knew I was in for something special when I received my invite which was an actual Cliff Richard vinyl record (I still have to see if it plays) labelled with Tata Naka records. The AW12 collection could not be more different from the previous year, which was ladylike peplums, updos and scalloped details, this season the models donned natural curly Afros that would make Prince Cassius proud, egyptian collars, over checkerboard printed jumpers, clashing skirts, and geometric cut outs. The presentation was a live lookbook shoot, but the design duo created an atmosphere of a modern 70′s almost Motown bar, with a chessboard floor, Michael Jackson classics, and Pina Coladas I kept forgetting myself breaking a move when no one was watching (well I hope no one was, but they were playing my jams). Thank you Tamara and Natasha Surguladze for a celebration of black culture in such an elegant and meaningful way, not just adding one ‘token’ black model, but making them a focal point of the presentation. Although the African prints were bold, it wasn’t a costume I especially liked the patchwork jacket, not my usual taste but the tailoring updates it from Michael Jackson scarecrow from Oz to beautiful modern woman for 2013.